After the 2013 season, SMU coach June Jones indicated that he wanted to focus on recruiting offensive linemen and linebackers for the Class of 2014. Jones reeled in a solid class at those positions, but the class included just two true defensive backs, so Jones and the rest of the staff are looking to the Class of 2015 for secondary help.
SMU assistant coach Bert Hill has had his eye on 2015 cornerback Isaac Warren (John Tyler HS/Tyler, TX) for almost a year, and Warren visited SMU for the first time for junior day in February.
"It's a beautiful campus, and I liked the coaches," Warren said about his visit. "What really stuck out was the academics, they're very strict on academics, and that's what I like. I've been invited to practices, but I haven't had a chance to go because they are on weekdays."
His coach, Ricklan Holmes, echoed Warren's thoughts.
"He said he really liked it there, he agrees with what they do on the defensive side of the ball, he'd be a great fit at any of the DB positions."
"He's pretty much just letting everything unfold, enjoying the recruiting process and getting to know the schools and coaches," Holmes said. "He's probably going to start narrowing it down later in the spring. I don't see him doing an early commitment right now."
Warren and his teammates had a successful season with a 7-4 record.
"I felt like I had something to prove because my sophomore year I didn't really get to play much," Warren said about his individual season. "I had to prove myself to a lot of people that I was a good cornerback."
Warren has good combination of size (6-foot, 190 pounds) and speed (4.52 second 40-yard dash). The junior had 43 tackles, including 21 solo, and intercepted two passes.